MPhil in Cultural Studies
Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and international faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies.
For our postgraduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks.
Application for Admission
Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$17,140* (US$1 = HK$7.8).
(*rate for 2019-20, subject to annual review)
The University invites applications from 1 November 2019 to 24 January 2020.. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.
General Admission Requirements
- An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
- In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfil additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.
[Note: For IELTS and TOEFL qualifications for admission to 2020-21 intake and onwards, the University only accepts results that are within the validity period, viz. 2 years, from the time of submission of an admission application for the specific intake cohort.]
Programme Specific Admission Requirements
An applicant who proposes to write the thesis in Chinese should seek approval from the Department by providing sound justifications. He/She may be required to demonstrate his/her ability in English and/or Chinese in an interview.
About the School
Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and we have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, wh ... Read More